Thierry Pairault recently published a good analysis titled “Chinese Direct Investment in Africa: A State Strategy?” in Region et Developpment. He reviews available statistical and informational databases in order to analyze the actual importance of Chinese direct investment in Africa and to infer its strategic importance. He reaches a series of conclusions, including that China does nothing that the rest of the world has not already done or would not do in its place.
Chinese Direct Investment in Africa
By David H. Shinn | April 23, 2014